Watch the Video for Little Dragon’s New Song “High”

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It’s been a minute since we last heard from Little Dragon, but today the unloaded a new track along with a list of North American tour stops found below. “High” is the name of the song and it comes delivered with a beautifully hazy and mystical visual directed by Ossian Melin. We can’t help in noticing some symbol-era Prince vibes in it. Hopefully, this is the first song from an upcoming new album this year.

Tour Dates:
4/13/17Pioneertown, CA @ Pappy & Harriets
4/14/17Indio, CA @ Coachella
4/16/17San Diego, CA @ Observatory North Park
4/18/17Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory OC**
4/21/17Indio, CA @ Coachella
4/22/17Santa Barbara, CA @ Santa Barbara Bowl^^
4/23/17Scottsdale, AZ @ Live Wire
4/25/17Dallas, TX @ Majestic Theater**
4/26/17Austin, TX @ Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater**
4/27/17Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall**
4/29/17Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theater
4/30/17St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant**
5/2/17Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall**
5/3/17Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre**
5/4/17Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall**
5/5-7/17Atlanta, GA @ Shaky Beats Festival
7/22/17Squaw Valley, CA @ Wanderlust Festival
7/26/17Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks^^
7/29/17Cooperstown, NY @ Brewery Ommegang^^
7/31/17Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE^^

** with Goldlink
^^ with Glass Animals

Lydia Ainsworth Unveils Video for “Afterglow”

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Toronto artist, singer, producer Lydia Ainsworth shared another offering from her upcoming album, Darling of the Afterglow, out on March 31st via Arbutus Records/Bella Union. “Afterglow” follows the first single “The Road” and just like that song, it comes along with a visual accompaniment conceptualized by Ainsworth with her sister Abby Ainsworth. The song has sort of a baroque electronic pop feel Wiccan aesthetic.

Stream New Track and Watch Video for “Your Name” from Bernache

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Bernache is the new project and moniker from Quebec producer/singer Emmanuelle Proulx, who also serves as a member of another favorite of ours, Men I Trust (do yourself a favor and listen to their entire catalog at bandcamp, if you are not familiar). The first taste comes in the form of track “Your Name.” Softly-delivered vocals paired with twisting synth-lines melt into a enchanting earworm warranting repeat listens. The slow-motion video, shot by Men I Trust bandmate Dragos Chiriac, only further accentuates the song’s hazy aesthetic. Grab the song for free here.

Watch to “Thinning” by Snail Mail

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Baltimore trio Snail Mail, led by Lindsey Jordan, have released a new video for “Thinning,” one of the best tracks from their debut EP, Habit. The new video stars Lindsey and was directed by drummer Shawn Durham. You can purchase Habit from Sister Polygon Records or the band’s Bandcamp.

Watch “Nuclear Bomb” by Cherry Glazerr

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My crush on Cherry Glazerr started with their 2014 hit “Had Ten Dollaz” from their Burger Records full-length, Haxel Princess.

The band returned with a new album, Apocalipstick, late last month, on Indiana-based label Secretly Canadian, thus guaranteeing future trips to Indiana and bringing them closer to my love. This new album was recorded at Hollywood’s iconic Sunset Sound studio with acclaimed producers Joe Chicarrelli (The Strokes, My Morning Jacket, The White Stripes) and Carlos De La Garza (Bleached, M83, Paramore).

This week, the band continues their US tour, and they’ve shared a new video for the album cut “Nuclear Bomb.” The band has also announced that a portion of the profits from this new tour leg will be donated to support Planned Parenthood Los Angeles.

Cherry Glazerr on Tour: (more…)

Watch “Big Picture” by London Grammar

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British trio, London Grammar have released their new single “Big Picture” this week. The track was produced by acclaimed British musician Jon Hopkins (Brian Eno, King Creosote) and is a little reminiscent of one of those mid-80s-era anthemic love ballads that Peter Gabriel was so good/bad at, depending on who you ask.

Video Essay on Run The Jewels : Coming For The Check

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Noisy Images creates mini documentaries about his favorite hip-hop acts. You can find essays on Kanye, Drake, Chance The Rapper, and more at his site, so if you ever want to help mom and dad understand why you love a particular rap act, this might be a good way to do it.

“Their music is molotov cocktail of brazen braggadocio, cutting political criticism and abrasive lyrical execution. Such aggression has not been so concisely and effectively executed, project after project, since the days of N.W.A. and Public Enemy.”

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